Waterloo to promote principal to superintendent

By Mike Sever | Staff Writer Published:

The Waterloo Schools board of eduction has chosen Matthew Montgomery, principal of Waterloo High School and Middle School, as its new district superintendent.

Board President Brian Pusateri made the announcement late last week. The board is expected to approve Montgomery’s hire at a special meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday in the high school media center.

Montgomery will succeed Supt. Andrew Hill, who resigned to take a job as superintendent of Wadsworth schools in Medina County. Hill was in his third year as Waterloo superintendent. Prior to that he served as the principal at Crestwood Middle School for three years.

In making the announcement, Pusateri said, “During his time with us Mr. Montgomery has demonstrated strong leadership skills that we feel will continue to move our district forward in a positive direction.”

 Montgomery is a 2000 graduate of Waterloo schools. He was named middle school principal for the 2010-11 school year and then also took over duties as high school principal effective Feb. 1. He took over for Nick Hulea who retired after 35 years in education.

Hulea had been with Waterloo district for 11 years.

Prior to joining Waterloo, Montgomery worked for three years as a high school science teacher in the Canfield school district. He and his wife, Blayna, have three children and live in Randolph.

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